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An in-depth method book on how to create authentic-sounding walking bass lines, designed for the beginning bassist. Includes many exercises to get any aspiring bass player up and walking on their own, as well as complete transcriptions of every bass note played by swinging NY bassist Ed Fuqua on the accompanying play-along CD. The CD features simple blues and standard tunes played by a top-notch NY rhythm section. Includes audio CD.
Thoughtfully conceived, informative, concise, and organized with the needs of the young musician in mind.
© EDDIE GOMEZ (bassist with Bill Evans, Chick Corea, etc.)
I found this book to be a really well-planned, in-depth and articulate study of the walking bass concept. I recommend this book for those who are searching for the right answers on how to create a strong, solid and confident walking bass line. I am now personally excited to schedule ©Walking Bassics© into my own study rotation.©
© JIMMY HASLIP (bassist with Yellowjackets, Alan Holdsworth, etc.)
Provides the aspiring jazz bassist with a thorough guide to walking bass lines. This is an in-depth look at the heart and soul of jazz bass playing."
© JOHN GOLDSBY (bassist and author of "The Jazz Bass Book")
This is a simple yet thorough book on beginning bass lines. Music is all about group interplay and most accomplished modern improvisers see a performance as a conversation. This book gives beginning musicians some of the basic tools they need to get into that kind of conversation on a deep level.
© BEN ALLISON(Bassist and Palmetto Records recording artist)
I call the bass line the bass melody. It is a really important area for all bass players to dig deep into. Ed Fuqua©s book is an important addition to the jazz pedagogy for bass players. I highly recommend it.©
© MEL GRAVES (bassist with Denny Zeitlin, Mose Allison, etc. Head of Sonoma State Univ. Jazz Dept.)